usb test & measurement driver cleanup

Greg KH gregkh at
Thu Jul 3 16:45:26 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 12:19:47PM +0300, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> On 7/3/08, Greg KH <greg at> wrote:
> > I also did a bunch more work on the driver right now, so you might want
> >  to refresh your version if you are going to do any more work on it.
> >
> >  That ioctl interface really needs to go away, I should go re-read the
> >  spec to see if the attribute/value mess is needed.
> >
> >  We should also use the usb major number instead of creating our own,
> >  that will remove a bunch of code.
> Cool, I'm planning to do more work on that.
> I'll refresh here and also re-read the specs. It's quite a mess that driver.

Yes it is :)

After reading the spec, I think the majority of those ioctls can just be
moved to sysfs files.

> Probaly I'll first start using usb major number and after that check the ioctls.

Great.  I'll leave it alone for a week or so (vacation and work travel),
so feel free to hack away at it.


greg k-h

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